A good night’s sleep is an important foundation in creating healthy habits, having more energy and enjoying life. Let’s throw being a business traveler into the mix… Constantly changing your hotel surroundings, readjusting to different beds and pillows and the potential noises in your environment. Finding ways to make nights away from home more pleasant can make a world of difference.
I stayed an average of 100+ nights a year away from home for 5 years, so here are some of the things that helped me get a better night’s sleep when on the road:
Implement a nightly wind down routine with things like:
- Yoga sequence
- Shut Down Electronics earlier (This includes your work computer and work emails on your phone too!)
- Intentional Breathing Exercises – (In for a count of 4, out for a count of 5)
- Plug in a portable essential oil diffuser and diffuse lavender essential oils
Sleep Headphones – These saved my life when my mind was racing, I would put on a meditation or brainwave meditation, and be able to wind down and fall asleep. Some of my favorite bedtime meditation apps include:
- Guided Mind
- Insight Timer
- Brain Wave – Dream Inducer
Workout – Sometimes a good workout at the end of the night is just enough to help you go to sleep. This technique works very well for Jai who is more of a night owl, and a nightly workout helps him to shift into bedtime vibes.
Sleeping away from your bed can be tough, but if you implement some of the ideas above, it will help you feel a little more at home and enjoy where you’re sleeping regardless of the situation.
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